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Undergraduate Film Schools

  1. University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    In your first two years at UNCSA, you will direct and shoot as many as six digital films as you take hands-on courses in every facet of modern film production.
  2. Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) - Film and Electronic Arts

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    February 15
    We offer an affordable and highly valued Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts.
  3. Colorado Film School

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 3 Year A.S.
    Tuition Range:
    Under $5k
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    No
    Application Deadline:
    Priority: February 15
    Regular: July 1
    Located in Denver, Colorado Film School has been identified by International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) Magazine as one of the "superlative" film programs in the nation. Hollywood Reporter recently named CFS as one the top 25 film schools in the world.
  4. Columbia College Hollywood

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 2 Year A.A.
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    No
    Application Deadline:
    March 3 - Priority Decision Deadline
    July 7 - Regular Decision Deadline
    With a state-of-the-art facility, an accomplished faculty featuring Emmy and Academy Award nominees and winners, an abundance of employment partners, and a strong alumni and mentoring network, your opportunity is here at CCH. You'll work with professionals who share your passion and connect you first-hand with the craft and business of the entertainment industry.
  5. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    • 3 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    Film Copyright:
    Student
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    Undergraduate/graduate film school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's a state school, so tuition is very affordable. If you are not a resident, you would pay out of state tuition for your first year, then the remaining three years you can pay instate rates as long as you get a Nevada ID or DL License as soon as you arrive. (need to maintain residency for one year before instate rates kick in)....
  6. American University - School of Communication (B.A.)

    Average User Rating:
    3/5,
    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    Application Deadline:
    Early Decision: November 10
    Early Decision 2: January 10
    Regular Decision: January 10
    The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of Washington, DC internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on...
  7. San Francisco State University - School of Cinema

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    Our faculty places a high premium on fostering the creative voice of the individual student. Although we teach the “rules” of fictional, documentary, experimental and interactive cinema using all media platforms – from 16mm celluloid to high definition digital video; from screenwriting to animation – we encourage our students to take creative risks, engage the subject of their work with an...
  8. Cal State LA (CSULA) - Department of Television, Film & Media

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    • 2 Year M.A.
    • 2 Year M.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    Under $5k
    Portfolio Required?:
    No
    SAT Required?:
    Yes
    It is the mission of the Television, Film & Media (TVF) Department to offer its students an excellent education in media studies.
  9. LMU School of Film and Television

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Los Angeles is the home of the film and television industry, and LMU is in the heart of it all. Our students build relationships with Hollywood professionals and learn the art and science of the industry alongside those who are doing it right now. Proximity means access, and all the major studios are within a half-hour of campus. Plus, the whole town is involved in one way or another. Coffee...
  10. Los Angeles Film School

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.S.
    • 3 Year A.S.
    Tuition Range:
    $10k to $20k
    You’ll explore every aspect of modern filmmaking, from pre- to post-production and everything in between. Get ready — it’s time to tell your story.
  11. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - Program in Film and Video (B.F.A.)

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    SAT Required?:
    No
    Application Deadline:
    Preferred Deadline - December 1
    Regular Deadline - January 5
    The Program in Film and Video is designed for students who use film and video as media for personal expression and exploration—those artists for whom independent film and video is a calling and not simply a mode of production. In the workshop environment cultivated by the program, each student develops and refines his or her practice as a respected member of a community of artists....
  12. San Jose State University - Department of Tv, Radio, Film & Theatre

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    The BA in RTVF offers training and experience in radio, television, film, and multimedia production as well as courses in history, research, and aesthetics of these media. The department operates a full time 24-hour a day radio station, KSJS 90.5 that provides entertainment, sports and community service to the Bay Area. The department also creates feature films through Spartan Film Studios as...
  13. Syracuse University - Newhouse School Of Public Communications

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.S.
    Tuition Range:
    $40k to $50k
    In your first two years, you learn how visuals, audio and video are used to tell stories. You study systems of production, distribution and exhibition and their economic, political and social impact. In your junior and senior years, you can do more advanced work in writing, production or management. In your final two years, you will work with your faculty adviser to build a program that fits...
  14. University of Texas at Austin - Department of Radio-Television-Film

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.S.
    Tuition Range:
    $5k to $10k
    Our undergraduate program is one of the most dynamic and highly regarded media programs in the country, and we take great pride in the impressive work done by our current students and alumni. Our undergraduates have won numerous awards at international, national, and regional film festivals, and conduct media studies research supported by prestigious scholarships. Many of our students...
  15. Florida State University - College of Motion Picture Arts

    Degrees Offered:
    • 4 Year B.F.A.
    Tuition Range:
    $20k to $30k
    GRE Required?:
    No
    Portfolio Required?:
    Yes
    Film Copyright:
    School
    Application Deadline:
    October 19th
    Extending well beyond the boundaries of field production, effective filmmaking requires research, planning, collaboration, dedication, both technical and business savvy and most importantly, an inspired story. The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has designed a Production program that teaches you the craft, educates you in the business and inspires you in the art of...
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